First batch of Glion online MBA students graduate

Institute focuses on Middle East for short term training programmes

Glion partnership manager Anouk Tenten.
Glion partnership manager Anouk Tenten.

The first group of students from Glion Institute of Higher Education’s online MBA have graduated, Anouk Tenten, Glion partnership manager told Hotelier Middle East.

“In 2010, Glion introduced the first 100% online MBA in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management, dedicated to developing executive talent for the global hospitality and wider services industry. Now more than 2.5 years down the line we have proven that the Glion online MBA is a very successful program,” Tenten said.

The institute is also developing shorter executive training programs Tenten revealed.

“Next to our global online MBA, we also realise there is a need for short executive trainings, online management programs and online/blended operational courses. We are working with various hospitality partners to tailor our programs to their needs. We have a strong focus on the Middle East for this,” she said.

Glion will be supporting the upcoming Hotelier Middle East Great GM Debate as an education partner for the first time.

The fourth edition of the annual networking event, to be held on September 9 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, is expected to attract around 200 general managers from luxury, upscale and midmarket hotels across the UAE and will be themed around the topic of ‘Hospitality Leaders, Innovators and Game Changers’.

“Our programs are helping to improve the standard of hospitality staff globally, including the Middle East, which is one of our top growth market. Supporting the GM debate goes herewith hand in hand. We like to deliver but also learn and get feedback from the industry professionals,” explained Tenten.

Tenten and Glion representatives will be available throughout the GM debate to offer more information and insight on the institute’s programs.

The Hotelier Middle East Great GM Debate is free for GMs to attend. Visit for more information.
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